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1 Alan Brinkley, AMERICAN HISTORY 13/e Chapter Sixteen: The Conquest of the Far West © 2010, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 1

2 Chapter Sixteen: The Conquest of the Far West Introduction Introduction  Myth and Reality Cowboy of the West (The Palma Collection / Getty Images) 2 © 2010, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

3 Chapter Sixteen: The Conquest of the Far West The Societies of the Far West The Societies of the Far West –The Western Tribes  Caste System  Plains Indians  Economic Importance of the Buffalo  Indian Weaknesses 3 © 2010, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Buffalo Runners (Library of Congress)

4 Chapter Sixteen: The Conquest of the Far West The Societies of the Far West The Societies of the Far West –Hispanic New Mexico  Taos Indian Rebellion  Hispanic Resistance 4 © 2010, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Taos, New Mexico (Royalty Free / CORBIS)

5 Chapter Sixteen: The Conquest of the Far West The Societies of the Far West The Societies of the Far West –Hispanic California and Texas  Decline of Mission Society  Declining Status of Hispanics 5 © 2010, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

6 Chapter Sixteen: The Conquest of the Far West The Societies of the Far West The Societies of the Far West –The Chinese Migration  Racism  Building the Transcontinental Railroad  Establishment of “Chinatowns” Early Chinatown (Library of Congress) 6 © 2010, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

7 Chapter Sixteen: The Conquest of the Far West The Societies of the Far West The Societies of the Far West –Anti-Chinese Sentiments  Anti-Coolie Clubs  Chinese Exclusion Act  Chinese Resistance A Chinese Family in San Francisco 7 © 2010, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

8 Chapter Sixteen: The Conquest of the Far West The Societies of the Far West The Societies of the Far West –Migration from the East  Homestead Act  Government Assistance 8 © 2010, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Norwegian Settlers in 1890s (Library of Congress)

9 Chapter Sixteen: The Conquest of the Far West The Changing Western Economy The Changing Western Economy –Labor in the West  Limited Social Mobility  Racially Stratified Working Class Working Class Immigrant Orange Pickers in Los Angeles (Library of Congress) 9 © 2010, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

10 Chapter Sixteen: The Conquest of the Far West The Changing Western Economy The Changing Western Economy –The Arrival of the Miners  Life Cycle of a Mining Boom  Comstock Lode  Boomtown Life  Gender Imbalance 10 © 2010, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved. San Francisco, 1852 (Library of Congress)

11 Chapter Sixteen: The Conquest of the Far West Mining Towns, © 2010, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

12 Chapter Sixteen: The Conquest of the Far West The Changing Western Economy The Changing Western Economy –The Cattle Kingdom  Mexican Origins  Chisholm Trail  Competition with Farmers  Political Gains for Women 12 © 2010, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Cowboys on a “Long Drive” (Library of Congress)

13 Chapter Sixteen: The Conquest of the Far West The Cattle Kingdom c © 2010, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

14 Chapter Sixteen: The Conquest of the Far West The Romance of the West The Romance of the West –The Western Landscape  “Rocky Mountain School” Panorama of Lake Chelan WA, 1908 (Library of Congress) 14 © 2010, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

15 Chapter Sixteen: The Conquest of the Far West Mountain Valley (Royalty-Free / CORBIS) 15 © 2010, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

16 Chapter Sixteen: The Conquest of the Far West The Romance of the West The Romance of the West –The Cowboy Culture  Myth of the Cowboy –The Idea of the Frontier  Romantic Image of the West  Frederic Remington –Frederick Jackson Turner  Turner’s Frontier Thesis 16 © 2010, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

17 Chapter Sixteen: The Conquest of the Far West “The existence of an area of free land, its continuous recession and the advance of settlement westward, explain American Development.” Frederick Jackson Turner 17 © 2010, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

18 Chapter Sixteen: The Conquest of the Far West The Romance of the West The Romance of the West –The Loss of Utopia  Psychological Loss 18 © 2010, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

19 Chapter Sixteen: The Conquest of the Far West The Dispersal of the Indians The Dispersal of the Indians –White Tribal Policies  “Concentration” Policy  Poorly Administered Reservations  Decimation of the Buffalo Hunting Bison on the Plains (Library of Congress) 19 © 2010, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

20 Chapter Sixteen: The Conquest of the Far West The Dispersal of the Indians The Dispersal of the Indians –The Indian Wars  Indian Resistance  Sand Creek Massacre  “Indian Hunting”  Little Bighorn  Chief Joseph  “Ghost Dance”  Wounded Knee 20 © 2010, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Chief Little Crow, 1851 (Library of Congress)

21 Chapter Sixteen: The Conquest of the Far West The Dispersal of the Indians The Dispersal of the Indians –The Dawes Act  Assimilation 21 © 2010, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

22 Chapter Sixteen: The Conquest of the Far West The Rise and Decline of the Western Farmer The Rise and Decline of the Western Farmer –Farming on the Plains  Key Role of the Railroad  Barbed Wire  Drought  Hard Times for Farmers 22 © 2010, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Drought (© Creatas/ PunchStock)

23 Chapter Sixteen: The Conquest of the Far West Map of the Northern Pacific Railroad (Royalty-Free / CORBIS) 23 © 2010, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

24 Chapter Sixteen: The Conquest of the Far West The Rise and Decline of the Western Farmer The Rise and Decline of the Western Farmer –Commercial Agriculture  Consequences of Overproduction –The Farmers’ Grievances  Farmers’ Grievances 24 © 2010, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

25 Chapter Sixteen: The Conquest of the Far West The Rise and Decline of the Western Farmer The Rise and Decline of the Western Farmer –The Agrarian Malaise  Isolation Oregon Barn (Glen Allison/ Getty Images) 25 © 2010, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

26 Chapter Sixteen: The Conquest of the Far West Patterns of Popular Culture: The Wild West Show Poster for Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show (Library of Congress) 26 © 2010, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

27 Chapter Sixteen: The Conquest of the Far West Where Historians Disagree: The “Frontier” and the West Los Angeles, 1877 (Royalty-Free /CORBIS) 27 © 2010, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved.


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